The Yorkshire Museum is home to some of Britain’s finest archaeological treasures and the history of England until 1550 can be traced through its galleries.
It also specialises in geology and biology and its rocks, fossils, animal and plant materials are often used in our special exhibitions.
Many of the archaeological objects were discovered in the region and reflect York’s changing identity under different invaders as Eboracum (Roman York), Eoforwic (Anglo Saxon York) and Jorvik (Viking York).
The ten-acre botanical Museum Gardens, around the Yorkshire Museum, stretch from the River Ouse up to the back of York Art Galley, and from Marygate on one side to Museum Street on the other.
They were planted in the 1830s, but many of the historic buildings within them date back much further to Medieval and Roman times.
Sandford Award 2006.